In my latest series of paintings I’m exploring the relationship between the masculine and feminine, bridging the edges of balance and harmony with a directed boldness. Dancing with open, intuitive mark making and focused, almost meditative penetration, I’m searching for a resolution that is often facilitated through colour. Chaos and order have long interested me and I’ve discovered a new avenue of investigation in this series. Surface definition is more prominent than in my earlier work but I love that hidden beneath the decisive brush stokes is a tumultuous, often emotional foundation of fluid paint.
— Laurie Skantzos


Laurie Skantzos is an oil and mixed media painter living in Guelph, Ontario. Her painting style involves deeply layered abstracts and semi-abstracts. Laurie’s process is fairly intuitive, and she often works on several pieces at the same time.

Laurie Skantzos has an honours in Fine Art from the University of Waterloo. She has recieved numerous awards such as, an Honourable Mention at the Cabbagetown Art Festival, Best in Show at Riverdale Art Walk, and the Liz Edwards Fine Art Memorial Award from the University of Waterloo.